The Trestle:

Redding Train Trestle built in 1939.

It’s a massive structure that over the years has become as organic as the Sacramento River it hovers above and shares the scenic landmark status with Mount Lassen and Mount Bally to the east and west.

It was a busy time with a failed assassination attempt on Hitler; Jefferson Memorial begins construction; Al Capone is freed from Alcatraz and the 1st unemployment check is approved.

The Redding Trestle was completed by the American Bridge Company in November of 1939 spanning 4,346 feet long and rises 110 feet above the river.

It soon becomes not only the main artery for rail moving through northern California but supported foot traffic for a steady supply of workers who were building Shasta Dam.